[slime-devel] Closing a SLIME connection without stopping the SWANK server

Bill St. Clair billstclair at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 12:15:23 UTC 2009

I don't know how to do it if you start your Lisp and Slime with m-x
slime. If you start the lisp first, however, and run
set true), then you can use m-x slime-connect to connect to it, and
m-x slime-disconnect will not shut down the server.


On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Sebastian Tennant
<sebyte at smolny.plus.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Having now got a SWANK server that doesn't kill its host Lisp when it is
> stopped, I'm wondering if it's possible to close a SLIME connection without
> stopping the SWANK server?
> At the moment, when I do ',disconnect' in my SLIME REPL it stops the SWANK
> server and I have to re-attach to the SBCL image (using attachtty) and recreate
> the SWANK server before I can re-connect again with SLIME.
> I've tried setting swank:*dont-close* to true, but it makes no difference.
> Perhaps ',disconnect' is supposed to stop the SWANK server... I don't know.
> My swank:*comunication-style* is currently 'spawn'.  I wonder if changing this
> might affect things?  (Strangely, swank-backend:preferred-communication-style
> is unbound).
> Kind regards,
> Seb
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